In 2015, when AAP came to power, this was the situation on Environment in Delhi:
- In the winter of 2015, Delhi had become a gas chamber with dangerously high PM 2.5 levels.
- The city was on the verge of an environmental crisis.
- Government agencies were refusing to take responsibility for the problem and were passing the blame around.
Now, in 2021, after AAP:
- A 25% reduction in the 3-year average of PM2.5 levels (between 2012-2014 and 2016-2018)
- A 25% reduction in overall particulate pollution
- Pollution peaks getting lower
- Number of severely polluted days a year has reduced from 20-40 to less than 15
- More low-pollution days during summer and monsoon months
|Before 2015||Now||% change||Data Source||Graph|
|Air quality – PM 2.5 levels||3-yr average of 2012 to 2014:154||3-yr average of 2016 to 2018:115||25% improvement||DDC Performance Report (2015-2021) (Page 124)||Air quality – PM 2.5 levels|
|# of air quality monitoring stations||2015:6||2019:26||more than 4-fold increase||DDC Performance Report (2015-2019) (Page 99)||No. of air quality monitoring stations|
|Growth of Delhi’s green cover (area in sq km)||2015: 299||2021: 342||14% increase||DDC Performance Report (2015-2021) (Page 133)||Growth of Delhi’s green cover|
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